Virat Kohli Emerges as the First Indian to have 200 Million Followers on InstagramJune 08, 2022 08:54
Indian star cricketer and ex-captain Virat Kohli enjoys a huge fanbase across the circles of social media. The former Indian skipper is the first Indian and the first cricketer from the country to have 200 million followers on Instagram. "200 million strong. Thanks for all your support insta fam," posted Kohli on his Instagram page. The 33-year-old cricketer is the most followed sports personality in the world after Cristiano Ronaldo who enjoys 450 million followers and Lionel Messi who has 333 million followers. Virat Kohli recently stepped down as captain from all the formats of cricket for Team India after the ICC T20 World Cup that took place in UAE last year.
Rohit Sharma has been named as the ODI captain of Team India by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Virat Kohli is rested for the five T20s against South Africa that will take place between June 9th and 19th. Virat Kohli also stepped down as captain for the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli also enjoys 49 million followers on Facebook and 48 million followers on Twitter. Virat Kohli is also the first Asian to have more than 150 million followers on Instagram. Virat Kohli scored 341 runs in 16 matches in IPL 2022 for RCB. The team lost in the second qualifier and lost making it to the finals.
By Siva Kumar